I have NEVER had a tick problem before until this month of September. Mites, but no ticks. I saw ticks on my dwarf BO (no not bantam, dwarf), so I gave her a bath using Hartz Flea and Tick shampoo. Do I have to give all 9 silkies the shampoo treatment aswell? I don't want the ticks to give my chickens lyme disease or whatever else ticks carry! I wouldn't even expect them to be out in this desert! They're only on some of the bantams, 9 young silkies, a silkie roo, and maybe on the BO. Oh! Mumsy just bought 2 fifty pound bags of food grade DE! Will that keep the mites and ticks away? Right now I'll clean out the coops, replace the bedding, put what's left of the Sevin Dust in the larger coop, and ? We also have a Sevin Spray, should I use that on the perches? Ugh I have babies hatching with a broody this Saturday and I do not want ticks on them! The DE was to keep ants away from Mama and her hatching eggs, but hopefully it will work for ticks and mites too? When the babies get big enough we need to move them and Mama to the nursery, and that's where the silkies are! And some ducks. Aghh! *It's actually fleas! Omg! Why only now?